October 30, 2011
When: 5 p.m. Sunday . Where: PPL Park, Chester. TV: ESPN2. At stake: First of two-game, aggregate-goal series. Game 2 is Nov. 3 at Houston, 8:30 p.m. ET Regular season: Houston: (12-9-13, 49 points , second place in the Eastern Conference); Union (11-8-15, 48 points, third place in the Eastern Conference). Coaches: Houston - Dominic Kinnear (100-67-81 overall, 73-53-60 in Houston); Union - Peter Nowak (61-49-46 overall; 19-23-22 with the Union)
June 15, 2010 |
The total payroll for Union players in its inaugural season is $2,394,192, according to salary figures released yesterday by the Major League Soccer Players Union. Defender Danny Califf and midfielder Fred are the highest-paid Union players with a base salary of $250,000. Fred also makes an additional $32,000 in guaranteed compensation. Defender Michael Orozco, on loan from San Luis FC of the Mexican First Division, makes $150,000 in base pay and another $50,000 in guaranteed compensation.
October 4, 2000 |
U.S. Olympian Danny Califf scored three minutes into overtime to help Los Angeles stun Kansas City, 2-1, last night at the Rose Bowl. With the win, the Galaxy took a 4-1 points lead in the MLS Cup 2000 semifinal series. Los Angeles can advance to MLS Cup 2000 at RFK Stadium on Oct. 15 with a draw or a win Friday in Kansas City. The Wizards need to win that game to force a 20-minute sudden-death series tiebreaker that would determine which club advances to MLS Cup 2000. Califf's golden goal came off a Galaxy corner kick.
August 19, 2011
While coaches preach that all games are of equal importance, the Union will be excused for taking a different view Saturday when they visit the Columbus Crew. Columbus (10-7-7) is in first place in the Eastern Conference with 37 points. The Union (8-5-10) are in second place with 34 points and have a game in hand. The Union have 11 games remaining and Columbus 10. "It's a big game, a six-pointer," said Union defender Danny Califf. "From here on out, Eastern Conference games are six-pointers with how tight the conference is. " By six-pointers, Califf is referring to the fact that a team receives three points for a win (and one for a draw)
August 10, 2010 |
With their hands tied in the goalkeeping department, the Union was forced to bring in a ringer. Danny Cepero, a Penn alumn and former New York Red Bulls keeper, will join the team as a pool player for Wednesday's game against Real Salt Lake, (7:30 p.m., 6.2ABC), the defending Major League Soccer champion. With Brad Knighton serving a one-game suspension for his tackle of FC Dallas forward Brek Shea and third-string rookie keeper Brian Perk sent packing following the July 21 Manchester United match, Cepero was sent by the league to assist the beleaguered Union.
April 13, 2013
When/Where: Saturday, 4 p.m. at PPL Park, Chester. TV: 6ABC. Records: Toronto FC (1-2-2, 5 points); Union (2-2-1, 7 points). Union at home: 1-1; Toronto on the road: 0-2. Goals for: Toronto, 7; Union 6. Goals against: Toronto, 8; Union 7. Last MLS outing: The Union scored a 1-1 tie at Columbus last Saturday. On that same day, Toronto played visiting FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw. About Toronto: Welsh international Robert Earnshaw leads Toronto with four goals.
November 22, 2011
Midfielder Freddy Adu was among 11 players the Union left unprotected for tomorrow's MLS expansion draft, according to a news release the team issued yesterday. Adu, a former teen soccer prodigy, joined the Union in August and scored two goals in 11 games. Also left unprotected were defenders Juan Diego Gonzalez and Joe Tait; goalkeepers Chase Harrison and Thorne Holder; forwards Levi Houapeu, Veljko Paunovic and Ryan Richter; and midfielders Morgan Langley, Justin Mapp, Stefani Miglioranzi and Kyle Nakazawa.
February 23, 2011 |
Another Carlos Ruiz is coming to town. The Union has signed Guatemalan forward Carlos "El Pescadito" Ruiz on a free transfer from Greek club Aris Thessaloniki. Terms were not disclosed. Ruiz, voted Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002, returns after playing abroad for 2 years. He will be eligible to play pending receiving his international transfer certificate. Ruiz, 31, ranks 10th in scoring in MLS history and is third among active players.
May 13, 2011
After being examined on Thursday for a strained groin, Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is listed as probable for Saturday's game at FC Dallas. Mondragon suffered the injury around the 72d minute of Wednesday's 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to Union assistant coach John Hackworth. Despite the injury, Mondragon played the rest of the game and was cited for his courage by teammates. Backup Zac MacMath has yet to appear in a game this season. The 19-year-old MacMath was the fifth overall selection in the MLS SuperDraft this season from the University of Maryland.